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New Devices Causing “Paradigm Shift” in Stroke Care

New devices called stent retrievers, which effectively reverse strokes, are revolutionizing the treatment of certain stroke patients.

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Analysis of Genetic Repeats Suggests Role for DNA Instability in Schizophrenia

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International researchers centered at Nagoya University use a highly sensitive technique to identify significantly more DNA sequence repeats in patients with schizophrenia than in control individuals, and outline a possible link between genome instability and disease.

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New Findings Challenge Current View on Origins of Parkinson's Disease

The neurodegeneration that occurs in Parkinson's disease is a result of stress on the endoplasmic reticulum in the cell rather than failure of the mitochondria as previously thought, according to a study in fruit flies. It was found that the death of neurons associated with the disease was prevented when chemicals that block the effects of endoplasmic reticulum stress were used.

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TSRI Scientists Reveal Single-Neuron Gene Landscape of the Human Brain

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A team of scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) and Illumina, Inc., has completed the first large-scale assessment of single neuronal “transcriptomes.”

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Not Only Trauma but Also the Reversal of Trauma Is Inherited

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Traumatic experiences in childhood increase the risk of developing behavioral and psychiatric disorders later in life. It is also known that the consequences of a trauma can likewise be observed in the children of people affected even if those children have themselves not experienced any trauma. However, childhood trauma in some conditions can also help individuals deal better with difficult situations later in life. This ability, too, is passed onto following generations. These findings have recently been uncovered by Isabelle Mansuy, Professor of Neuroepigenetics at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, during investigations carried out in mice.

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IU Study: 'Smoke Alarm' One of 36 Genes Newly Found to Play Role in Pain Sensation

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Indiana University researchers have that found a suite of genes in both fruit flies and humans -- including one dubbed "smoke alarm" -- plays a role in nerve sensitivity. The study, published June 23 in Cell Reports, could help lead to new drug targets in pain management.

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Mayo Clinic to Unveil New, Smaller MRI Scanner Developed by GE Researchers

On June 28, Mayo Clinic will unveil a new, one-of-a-kind, compact 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner developed in collaboration with General Electric’s (GE) Global Research Center to an invitation-only audience.

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NewYork-Presbyterian, the #1 Hospital in New York, Awarded Advanced Certification as Comprehensive Stroke Center by Joint Commission

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has been certified by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as a Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC), the highest level of stroke certification a hospital can receive. They join the elite group of certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers throughout the United States.

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The Medical Minute: Disease Causes Tumors to Form on Nerve Tissue

Although neurofibromatosis (NF) is not commonly discussed, it affects more than 2 million people worldwide.

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UCI, Queensland Scientists Identify New Switch to Boost Memory

New insight into the process that converts experiences into stable long-term memories has been uncovered by neurobiologists from the University of California, Irvine and the University of Queensland.

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Is Huntington’s Disease More Common Than We Thought?

More people may have the potential to develop Huntington’s disease than previously thought, according to a study published in the June 22, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. But the increase comes in the percentage of people who have a lower risk of developing the hereditary disease, which causes uncontrolled movements, loss of intellectual abilities, emotional problems and eventually death.

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Children's Hospital Los Angeles Concussion Expert Available to Speak on Kids and Concussions Study

Tracy Zaslow, MD, is the director of the Sports Concussion Program and medical director of the Sports Medicine Program. She is Board-Certified in pediatrics, and also fellowship-trained, with board certification in sports medicine. Her clinical interests include a spectrum of orthopaedic and medical conditions affecting young athletes, including sports-related concussion, overuse injuries and injury prevention.

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“Digital Neurotherapeutic” in Development at the UC Davis MIND Institute

A UC Davis researcher has created a video game for children who experience cognitive impairments from genetic disorders with the hope that that it will improve their ability to mentally process information about space and time.

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Psychiatric Diagnostic Tools May Not Be Valid for African Americans

Depression in African Americans, according to Sirry Alang, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at Lehigh University, is expressed in ways that are inconsistent with symptoms of depression laid out in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V). The DSM-V is the primary source of diagnostic information, relied upon by not only clinicians and researchers, but also psychiatric drug regulation agencies, health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, the legal system, and policy makers.

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Zika Mosquitoes Differ From West Nile Mosquitoes; First Zika Vaccine to Be Tested in Human Clinical Trial; Potential Drug Target Identified for Zika, and MORE in the Zika Virus News Source

Go here for the latest research, experts and features on Zika in the Zika Virus News Source

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Memory Loss Caused by West Nile Virus Explained

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Many West Nile encephalitis survivors suffer long-term neurological problems such as memory loss. New research from Washington University School of Medicine shows that the patients’ own immune systems may have destroyed parts of their neurons, and that intervening in the immune response may help.

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Understanding How Chemical Changes in the Brain Affect Alzheimer's Disease

A new study from Western University is helping to explain why the long-term use of common anticholinergic drugs used to treat conditions like allergies and overactive bladder lead to an increased risk of developing dementia later in life. The findings show that long-term suppression of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine - a target for anticholinergic drugs - results in dementia-like changes in the brain.